Vanessa Ortiz



Degrees and Certifications:

BA Business Administration, University of Puerto Rico Management Leadership Cert., Johns Hopkins University Career Switcher Program, Shenandoah University

Vanessa Ortiz

Hello Friends!

I want to work with English Learners because I believe in them. My students are fully engaged during class because I am completely engaged with them. I celebrate their cultures and challenge them to open up to all the opportunities that come their way.

My greatest satisfaction is seeing English Learners succeed in their assignments and having the teachers recognize their effort and courage to work in a new language. As part of my work, I also advocate for them by working with teachers to make the curriculum accessible and to follow the assessment plans that are required for each student. I'm looking forward to a great year!

I have a BA in Business from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Certification in Leadership Development from JHU Carey School of Business. I started a tutoring business and really found myself enjoying teaching, tutoring, and listening to my students. I currently teach Literacy 1, Personal Finance, and Biology. I'm also a volunteer coach for Loudoun Youth Volleyball.